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Mr. Tumelty represented Helena Hendricks, who was charged with first degree murder in Atlantic County Superior Court. The defendant faced a number of additional charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose. At the conclusion of a jury trial that lasted three weeks, the defendant was found "not guilty" of all charges.

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Category: Drug Charges

New Jersey Controlled Substance and Drug Possession Laws

Certain drugs and other materials that the federal government regulates are categorized as controlled substances. Many times possession or use of these drugs may not be illegal depending on the circumstances such as medical research or obtained through a legal prescription.  Although, if a substance or drug has absolutely no medical benefit, research purpose, or […]

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What Makes Marijuana Crimes Distinct from Other Drug Crimes?

Marijuana possession charges involve many different factors, in particular, the weight of the marijuana found on or near your person. Many different marijuana-related crimes in New Jersey exist that are related to possession, use or distribution.

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3 Little-Known Situations That Could Result in Possession Charges

Possession of drugs or other illegal items, which is often known simply as “possession,” is a common criminal charge in New Jersey. Possession may be either a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the type and amount of controlled substances or other items involved. While most people think of possession as having items on your […]

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Out-of-State Prescription Laws in New Jersey

Traveling over state borders with medication can be a little risky, even when the medication you are carrying is legally prescribed. But when someone is caught carry medication that does not belong to them, it is considered a major crime, and can be punishable by jail time. In most cases though, people are able to […]

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Elephant Sedative Could Soon Be Deadly Alternative to Heroin for Drug Addicts

Law enforcement officials and medical experts across the US are growing increasingly worried about reports of drug addicts using elephant sedatives to feed their addictions. According to authorities, people who are hooked on heroin and prescription opioids are seeking out alternatives in order to get high – and what they are finding is that a […]

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